SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A mother claiming to be from San Francisco who said that she injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox is now reportedly saying that she made up the story after being paid by a British tabloid newspaper.

Sheena Upton, who went by the name Kerry Campbell, told the celebrity gossip outlet TMZ that the child botox claim she made last week during an interview on national television was purely a hoax.

Upton said she was paid a couple hundred dollars by the Sun newspaper in London to fabricate the story for their publication. The newspaper is apparently denying that any payment ever took place.

Campbell appeared with her daughter a week ago Thursday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” She claimed at the time that she enrolled the girl in beauty pageants and got the idea to give her Botox from other pageant mothers.

Photographs purportedly taken during the treatment and displayed on “Good Morning America” showed the girl with a bag of ice on her face in apparent discomfort. One picture showed Campbell injecting her daughter.

The San Francisco Human Services Agency, which investigates reports of child abuse, launched a probe after the TV appearance. But their investigators, much like many reporters, couldn’t immediately locate a residence for the woman claiming to be Kerry Campbell in San Francisco. It appears Upton actually resides in the Los Angeles area.

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Comments (9)
  1. Fat Tony says:

    She’s lying.

  2. Robert M. says:

    Just another loser in a very long line of same, just the fact she has it for her own use speaks volumes. She will of course be interviewed on the Morning and Afternoon dummie shows just like the balloon boy family of losers did. Ain’t it great!!! R.M.

  3. Peter Dragon says:

    “It appears Upton actually resides in the Los Angeles area.” This leads me to believe that she probably DID inject her daughter with Botox.

  4. Christian says:

    I hope she does not get her daughter back and does not deserve to get pregnant again. She does not deserve money to be on media. She should be punished for child abuse and false phony fake liar!

  5. s.f. peaches says:

    Too many people feel entitled to use their children for narcissistic purposes. A child is not the parents’ property. A child is an individual who has a basic right to respectful treatment. It is also the responsibility of the parent to teach, through example, a decent value system. If you can’t grasp that concept, you haven’t made enough progress in your own life to be a parent.

  6. Jaime says:

    So shes either giving her little girl botox and scarring her OR shes teaching her child that its okay to lie for money. Either way shes a bad mother. I dont know whats worse really

  7. Amanda R says:

    There are photos and video of her injecting her so that is PROOF she did it and DID NOT LIE. She did it.

    IF she did NOT really inject and she says she was paid to say so, WHAT is this.

    This shows she DID.